In the 1980s Sheila Claydon wrote a number of Romances under the pseudonym Anne Beverley. Then life got in the way and before she knew it she had turned her back on the characters who were begging to be liberated from her imagination. Now she is writing again and, considerably older and no longer shy, she writes under her own name. She loves to hear from readers and can be contacted at http://sheilaclaydon.com where her books are listed and where she also writes an occasional blog. Although family is central to her life, she still finds the time to read, to write, and to travel. Many of the places she has visited feature in her books. Her fans say reading them is like buying a ticket to romance. Her motto is a quote by the late Ray Bradbury: 'First, find out what your hero wants. Then just follow him.' She starts with plots, chapter outlines, characterisation each time she starts to write a new story. Then the hero takes over and she follows him instead...'